Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th May 2008 03:15 UTC
Windows I personally doubted that Windows 7 would make an actual appearance during the Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer joint interview up on stage at the D6 conference, but as it turns out, it has made an appearance. During an interview conducted by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher about Ballmer and Gates' past, present, and future, a short demo was given of Windows 7.
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RE: I don't know
by looncraz on Wed 28th May 2008 07:37 UTC in reply to "I don't know"
looncraz
Member since:
2005-07-24

Imagine, if you will, replacing the keyboard in the laptop with a multi-touch interface, providing a dynamic input device.

Done properly, this would give Microsoft one heck of an innovation lead ( though the idea may be originating here, now, with me :-) ).

It would be one heck of a hurdle for competitors as well... y'know the lack of an actual keyboard.

--The loon

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RE[2]: I don't know
by raver31 on Wed 28th May 2008 15:10 in reply to "RE: I don't know"
raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

A computer without a keyboard is essentially useless. Speech recognition is not there yet, and touch sensitive panels do not give tactile feedback for fast touch typists.

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RE[3]: I don't know
by Laurence on Wed 28th May 2008 15:49 in reply to "RE[2]: I don't know"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

...and touch sensitive panels do not give tactile feedback for fast touch typists.

that's not always the case. Some mobile devices vibrate slightly to being tactile feedback to touch sensitive buttons while I've seen other devices which have a gel like touch-screen so users have the sensation of button presses

Edited 2008-05-28 15:50 UTC

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RE[2]: I don't know
by Clinton on Wed 28th May 2008 17:41 in reply to "RE: I don't know"
Clinton Member since:
2005-07-05

I can just imagine the job-related injuries that something like that would cause. I already have enough pain in my arms and shoulders from simply using a mouse and keyboard. If I'm reaching out to fiddle with my screen all the time...

Screw that!

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